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Does a hysterectomy cure endometriosis? i have a lot of pain due to my endometriosis. if i have a hysterectomy, will the endometriosis be gone for good?

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Dr. Mary Engrav
Dr. Mary Engravanswered
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Most : Most women who have a hysterectomy from endometriosis have significant relief of symptoms, because they have "endometriomas", or endometrial tissue that is in areas of the uterus where it is not supposed to be. Some women have endometriomas implant in other areas of the abdomen, these are usually looked for during the hysterectomy in this situation, and they can be ablated (or removed).
Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology 31 years experience
Possible: The definitive treatment for endometriosis is hysterectomy with removal of the ovaries and tubes as well as the appendix in most cases. The success rate for that treatment is about 95%.

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